Senior AssociateSan Francisco
Lacey’s corporate investigation experience includes insider trading, False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute investigations. She has also represented clients in a range of government enforcement action, including those brought by the SEC, DOJ, and state regulators.
Lacey has broad complex litigation experience, frequently handling claims of fraud, securities law violations, breaches of fiduciary duties, and breaches of contract, among others.
Lacey’s pro bono work has included briefing and arguing an appeal before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, first-chair representation of clients at administrative hearings, advising non-profit clients on compliance matters, and assisting a woman serving a life sentence in gaining parole after 34 years in prison.
While in law school, Lacey participated in the East Bay Community Law Center’s Housing practice. While at EBCLC, Lacey successfully represented clients in administrative hearings and successfully wrote and argued dispositive motions in unlawful detainer proceedings. She joined Orrick in 2012.
Representative engagements include:
Lacey represented a medical device company in connection with a DOJ investigation involving allegations of False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute violations.
Lacey represented former employees of a Medicaid Managed Care Organization subject to a qui tam lawsuit for alleged False Claims Act violations.
SEC Investigations & Enforcement Actions
Lacey represented the former general counsel of a public software company in an SEC enforcement action alleging violations of various accounting and securities laws.
Lacey represented a high-ranking member of a city government in an SEC enforcement action alleging fraud in connection with a bond offering.
Lacey represented a Fortune 500 company in connection with an SEC investigation of potential insider trading.
Lacey represents former high-ranking employees of a mortgage company in connection with a DOJ investigation involving potential mail and wire fraud claims under FIRREA.
Lacey represents a company in connection with a DOJ investigation of alleged violations of the Clean Water Act.
Lacey represented a former executive of Fortune 500 company in connection with Delaware shareholder derivative litigation.
Lacey represented an automotive company in a FINRA arbitration involving claims of fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, and breach of contract in connection with a private securities offering.
Other Complex Civil Litigation
Lacey was a member of a team that represented Oracle in high stakes litigation arising from Oregon's failure to launch its health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act.
Lacey represented Acer in a dispute with a former vendor.
Lacey is defending a financial company in a dispute with a former business partner alleging fraud and breach of contract.